"portability" of IP Addresses

David Schwartz davids at wiznet.net
Fri Jan 31 18:53:39 UTC 1997

On Fri, 31 Jan 1997, Lee Howard wrote:

> ISP A can regulate IP addresses allocated, yes, but it can only
> regulate internal policy.  I would think ISP A's position for regulating
> address announcement would be particularly weak if assignment had been
> publicly made to a customer, such as with SWIP.

	Since ISPs are _required_ to SWIP, you can't assume that a SWIP
means anything except that the ISP that SWIPped it wants a registry to
know those IPs are in use by a customer, especially in address space 
that is marked non-portable.


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